After an encouraging first half, Leighlin were simply outclassed in
the second by Eire Og.
Having trailed by 1-2 to 0-0 early on,
Lee Conran scored a badly needed goal which got the All
Blacks back in contention.
Points from Val Fleming and Dean Collins followed, but
a goal from Cian Clancy just before half time gave Eire Og
a 2-4 to 1-3 lead.
Eire Og rattled off six points without response early in the second
half, with early goal scorer Mark Kelly accounting for three.
Leighlin found the going tough and could only manage three points
in the entire second half through Val Fleming, Willie Kearney and
A third Eire Og goal from a Corey Harmon penalty ended Leighlin’s
hopes and they will now meet either Rathvilly or Palatine in
the quarter finals.
Keith Lillis, Val Fleming(0-2f), Jonathan Stringer,
Dean Collins(0-1), David Kehoe, Willie Kearney(0-1)
Sean Brennan, Adrian Dermody,
Hugo Ashmore, James Kane, Johnny Kavanagh,
Lee Conran(1-2), Pakie Fleming, Richard Kearney
Subs used: Niall O’Reilly